Sunday, May 03, 2015

Editorial: Haider and his broken promise

"If Shi'ite militias are seen as receiving the backing of the government or the United States that could alienate Sunni tribes," noted US House Rep. Ted Deutch last Thursday in a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing.

And while the Congress worries about Iraq -- all of Iraq, the Sunnis, the Kurds, the Shi'ites, the Yazidis, the Christians . . . -- the White House just worries about appeasing their latest puppet, Haider al-Abadi.

Haider replaces US puppet Nouri al-Maliki.

As with Nouri, Haider's at war with the Kurds over oil -- despite getting press in December for allegedly ending that conflict (it hasn't ended as Baghdad's filing in the US federal court in Texas make clear).

Haider's also continued Nouri's War Crimes of bombing Falluja's residential areas, killing and wounding civilians.  September 13th, Haider got a ton of good press for announcing he was ending this.  The next day the bombings continued . . . as they do to this day.

And Barack and Joe are okay with that.

They're okay with anything.

They've destroyed Iraq and they just want to hand it off to someone else while praying the media in the United States continues to ignore the damage the White House did when they overturned Iraq's 2010 elections to keep Nouri on as prime minister.

But the US Congress isn't taking it so lightly.

They've been supplying weapons to Iraq, they've authorized it.

The understanding was that these weapons would be used to fight the Islamic State

The understanding was that Baghdad would supply the Iraqi army with weapons, the Kurdish Peshmerga with weapons and the tribes of Anbar (former Sahwa) with weapons.

But that hasn't happened.

And repeatedly over the last nine months, Congress has asked one government official after another to explain what's going on.

The answer has always been that's a thing of the past and it's been dealt with.

And then it turns out that it hasn't been dealt with.

So last week, the House Armed Services Committee attached a provision to the Defense bill declaring the right to supply Kurds and Sunnis directly since Baghdad wasn't supplying them.

This led to an uproar in Iraq.

Led to lies that this was a plan to split Iraq.

Reality, Haider's a cheap thug who lies.

He's not smart enough -- dumb ass that he is -- to do what he promises to do -- arm the Kurds and Sunnis.

He's just another coward that fled Iraq and waited until the US military went in back in 2003 to return.

And like so many returned exiles, he has a huge chip on his shoulder.

Being a coward probably weighs on him and of course he hates the Sunnis (Saddam Hussein suppressed Shi'ites when he ruled Iraq) and wants revenge.

So the Iraqis are supposed to suffer yet again because the White House has, yet again, put a sociopath in charge of Iraq.

Haider needs to stop bitching.

Can't be good for his stress levels and when you look a Butterball turkey, you need to watch the stress.

He can solve this whole issue by doing what he promised to do months ago -- supply the Kurdish and Sunni fighters with the weapons they need to confront the Islamic State.

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